Pleasure boat towed to safety by Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool Rnli volunteers were paged at 6.03pm on Saturday 19th September by Humber Coastguard to assist a 17ft pleasure boat with 4 people on board that had suffered mechanical failure in the River Tees channel.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat 'Solihull' setting off from the Ferry Road lifeboat station.
The inshore lifeboat 'Solihull’ launched at 6.17pm and was alongside the casualty vessel at 6.26pm where it was then towed to Hartlepool Marina.
The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 7.30pm and was refuelled and made ready for service by 8.00pm.
Sea state was choppy with a north easterly 6 knot wind.

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